“Coding Dojo already offers the widest range of full-stack training classes in the coding bootcamp industry, and our ASP.NET Core class will widen that gap,” said Martin Puryear, lead instructor at Coding Dojo, in a statement. “Existing C# and .NET classes are based on the previous generation, except for a few shorter online-only offerings. In our immersive onsite bootcamp we work hard to strike the right balance -- not too shallow, not too narrow -- making ours the only course to fully prepare a student to work across this entire software stack.”
Moreover, Saito noted that as the Coding Dojo courses cover C# and .NET -- which are commonly used in enterprise environment – in detail, the training will be especially useful for students with open-source experience who want to transition into positions with larger enterprises.
“There is definitely a demand for these skills,” Saito told eWEEK. “The typical software development landscape falls into two camps -- open stack/web technologies and Microsoft's stack. Obviously, we already do a lot with open stack technologies, but there are a lot of jobs available that focus on Microsoft's stack. Given we're the only bootcamp that will offer this curriculum, we clearly see a lot of opportunity in this area.”
Meanwhile, Saito said Coding Dojo and Microsoft are working together on additional programming courses, including “Programming with Python for Data Science” on the edX training site that will launch on August 22.
In addition, instructors from Coding Dojo and Microsoft are also teaching “Getting Started with Web Technologies” and “Introduction to Angular 2.0” through the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), which provides free online training for developers, Saito said. Additional Microsoft and Coding Dojo developed MVA courses covering Ruby on Rails and PHP will be launched in late 2016, he noted.
Coding Dojo is fortunate to have collaborated with multiple groups at Microsoft, Saito told eWEEK.
“We are in ongoing conversations with Microsoft about future opportunities to work together, but have not announced anything more at this time,” he said.
Naggaga said Microsoft will continue to collaborate with Coding Dojo to grow and improve the .NET, C#, Xamarin and other Microsoft courses they want to teach.
In these classes as well as in all of its programs, Coding Dojo delivers technical content to audiences that range from having little or no experience to veteran software developers with years of experience, Saito said.
“The biggest thing that Coding Dojo brings to those courses is the ability to explain things to a diverse audience that ranges from beginners to industry veterans looking to broaden their skills,” he noted. “We are probably the only coding bootcamp that accepts people solely based on fit and passion and not prior coding experience.”